Kandy Esala Perahera season to commence today

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Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela says after two years, people will have the opportunity to watch the Kandy Esala Perahara this year. He said that this year Kandy Esala Perahera will commence today with the traditional “Kap” Planting Ceremony at the four Maha Devalayas.

The “Kap” Planting Ceremony will be held at the four temples of Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini. After “Kap” planting, the Devale peraheras will be held from today to August 1.

The first Kumbal Perahera will take to the streets on August 2 and parade the streets for five days until August 6. Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela said that the first Randoli Perahera will take to the streets on August 7 after a five day Kumbal Perahera.

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